Gerard Gallant

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Gerard Gallant
Born (1963-09-02) September 2, 1963 (age 51)
Summerside, PE, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Tampa Bay Lightning
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 107th overall, 1981
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1984–1995

Gerard Gallant (born September 2, 1963) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former NHL player. He is the head coach for the Florida Panthers and a former assistant coach to the Montreal Canadiens.

Gallant was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft, sixth round, one-hundred seventh overall.

He scored 211 goals in 615 games as a leftwinger for the Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning. He also scored 18 playoff goals.

Despite his smaller stature (5 ft 10 in, 180 lbs), Gallant was known as a power forward during his time with the Red Wings. He was a team leader, and served as an alternate captain alongside Bob Probert, Rick Zombo, or Steve Chiasson. During the late 1980s, Gallant was a fixture on the Red Wings top line alongside Steve Yzerman.

Gallant was named to the NHL All Star Second Team for the 1988–89 NHL season.

He was the head coach of the National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets before being fired on November 13, 2006.

Gallant was an assistant coach for the New York Islanders during the 2007–08 season.

On April 24, 2009, Gallant was named head coach of the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL. During his three seasons in Saint John, he led the team to three first-place finishes, three league final appearances, two QMJHL championships and one Memorial Cup. In three years, he was named the Canadian Hockey League Coach of the Year twice, in 2010, then again in 2011. On June 15, 2012, Gallant was appointed as an assistant head coach with the Canadiens.[1]

He has also served as an assistant coach in 1998-99 for the Fort Wayne Komets of the then IHL.

On June 21, 2014, he was named head coach of the Florida Panthers.[2]

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
CBJ 2003–04 45 16 24 4 1 (62) 4th in Central Missed playoffs
CBJ 2005–06 82 35 43 4 74 3rd in Central Missed playoffs
CBJ 2006–07 15 5 9 1 (73) 4th in Central Fired
FLA 2014–15 82 38 29 15 91 6th in Atlantic Missed playoffs
Total 224 94 105 4 21

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Preceded by
Doug MacLean
Head Coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets
Succeeded by
Gary Agnew
Preceded by
Peter Horachek
Head Coach of the Florida Panthers